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Legal expenses insurance no bar to employment tribunal cost claim, says EAT

The fact that a successful party to an employment tribunal claim has her legal expenses paid by an insurer does not prevent him from claiming for costs, the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. 24 Sep 2014

Supreme Court: pre-Jackson litigation costs recovery regime may have breached human rights law

The pre-2013 litigation costs recovery regime, under which successful parties to civil cases in the English courts could claim "disproportionate" conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees and after the event legal expenses (ATE) insurance premiums from... 29 Jul 2014

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Expert welcomes Court of Appeal's "more nuanced approach" to granting relief from 'Mitchell' sanctions

Courts should be much more ready to grant relief from sanctions for failure to comply with court orders, practice directions and rules after the Court of Appeal found that the current approach had been "misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts",... 08 Jul 2014

Proposed reforms will make costs of Scottish civil litigation "more predictable", says government

Proposed reforms to the way in which civil litigation in Scotland is funded will "improve access to justice" by making the costs of court action more predictable, the Scottish government has said. 04 Jun 2014

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